Marchesa Notte

Charlotte Dress

$80 – $100 rental?
$795 retail
Stylist Notes

Sip on some bubbly at the city wedding in this ladylike Marchesa Notte dress.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 16.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee to tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Blue Lace (65.1% Nylon, 34.9% Polyester). Short sleeves. Crew neckline with illusion mesh yoke. Fitted skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 40” from shoulder to hem. Made in China.

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118 reviews
Fit
Large
(5)
True to Size
(72)
Small
(15)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
December 29, 2015
Wore to a botanical garden wedding
This dress fit so well! Definitely fits true to size -- was getting compliments all night!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Weight: 145lbs
May 12, 2016
Perfect for wedding with SO's family!
Thankfully this dress runs true to size since the 4 was the only size available. it fit perfectly. There is some give so I still had some room. This dress was absolutely beautiful. I didn't understand what everyone was saying about the lining, but they were right. The lining at the bottom is 2 sided. The underside is neutral but when it shows you can see it through the lace, but I am sure I am the only one that noticed. I got a trillion compliments and apparently navy lace is very in for this wedding season so watch out if you really want to stand out. For reference I am 5'8", 145 lbs, 34A.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
June 10, 2014
Beautiful Dress
The dress is beautiful. But it would be perfect for women with longer necks to offset the horizontal neckline of the dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
June 12, 2014
Beautiful Dress - Order Down
This is an amazing dress -- Truly beautiful and perfect for a city wedding. I unfortunately had to send back because both sizes were too big. I recommend ordering a size down! Thanks to rent the runway for delivering on time as always. Note that if you have sensitive skin, the detail around the neck may cause minor irritation.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
June 28, 2014
not a fan
this dress was beautiful on the site and the details on the hanger are lovely. but it is very matronly on. i am a pear shape and it was big on the top and small on the bottom. i didnt end up wearing this dress at all because the fit was off and it made me feel old.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
June 30, 2014
All the compliments I received was so amazing!
Needed help with the zipper up the back and the hook at the top kept coming out but overall I was very happy with the fit.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 68
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 148lbs
July 2, 2014
Fun dress, very comfy with lots of compliments!
It fit nicely. I recommend this dress
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
July 3, 2014
Amazing dress!!! So many compliments felt powerful and flawless!
Fits perfect!! True to size.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 61
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
July 8, 2014
Beautiful Color & Flattering
This dress had a beautiful color and was super flattering on my body. I have large hips and a small waist and it fit like a glove. The only thing that threw me off a tad is that I am a latina with tan skin, so see through mesh around the shoulders did not match my actual skin color and it gave the dress a different look than the model who has light skin. Other than that it was beautiful and I received many compliments
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Age: 30
July 11, 2014
The details of this dress are amazing!
At first I thought this dress was too matronly. But my engagement pictures looked beautiful! The details are intricate! If you are in between sizes you might go for the lower one!
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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 59
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
August 24, 2014
I paired the dress with a delicate crystal headband and sparkling earrings.
I found the dress mostly true to size. For a size 12, which I felt more comfortable in, the bust area was a bit tight. I found a strapless minimizer bra that fit well and did not leave me tugging and pulling. For the chestier ladies I would highly recommend it with this dress. I did get compliments and felt the sparkle for a Saturday night formal wedding.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
September 1, 2014
This dress is amazing.. The picture does not do it justice.
Hugs your body in all the right places.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
September 13, 2014
This dress photographed gorgeously
The fit was a little snug, got two sizes and had to wear the larger of the two. the color of the nude illusion neckline wasn't exactly the the shade of my skin tone, so it looked a little off. It's a much more extravagant dress than it looks like, but was alright for an evening wedding. I might have elected for something a little more summery, if I could do it over.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148lbs
September 15, 2014
Tons of complements and great fit!
Wore smaller size, fit great. Perfect for evening wedding!
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Size worn:
16
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 200lbs
September 17, 2014
Everything was gorgeous! I felt so comfortable and special in it...a definite repeat in the future!
I have a VERY large chest (36-J) , so I was leary about ordering a rental dress without being able to do alterations. It was a great fit though. The material was substantial enough that I was actually able to wear the dress without a bra or corset like I'm used to. Thank God because it was an outdoor wedding in Charleston and everyone was melting! The corset would have made me faint! The zipper was a little tricky to get zipped up, but put some gusto into it and you'll be fine...those zippers always seem to cause a bit of trouble and it has nothing to do with size. If you want to feel like a million bucks, definitely rent this. It is a much richer, brighter blue than is shown (think regal, royal, cobalt blue) which complemented my red hair perfectly!
StashaNovember 3, 2014
You look amazing! Love your hair.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 123lbs
August 29, 2014
AMAZING!
This dress is perfection! I received more compliments in one night than I've ever received in my life. The color, cut, style is spot on. I'm normally between a 2-4, but if you're a solid 4 it should fit well (I had some wiggle room).
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 63
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
October 15, 2014
Beautiful dress, with a classic silhouette.
The sheer netting across the shoulders made the lace stand out. I loved the fit!
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107lbs
October 15, 2014
The dress was gorgeous and fit true to size. Received tons of compliments on the dress!
The fit was true to size. There is no elasticity or stretch, so if you are in between sizes def get 2 sizes to check out.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
October 19, 2014
Fab dress, from top to bottom
I received this dress bc the original dress I ordered was returned damaged to RTR, so this was substituted in. I ended up falling in love with it! On the hanger, it looked a little too costumey and I was worried it would look ridiculous. I'm so glad I tried it on. The length hits just above the knee, so it's appropriate for a wedding. The sleeves don't have much give, but are sized to fit, so dancing and throwing my arms in the air were comfortable. The nude mesh is subtle and very well made so it doesn't look cheap. The lace on the dress is beautifully sewn in, with a bit of a sparkle to it. Overall, I cannot wait to rent this dress again!
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 47
Body type: Petite
October 21, 2014
Wonderful dress, perfect for my event
Perfect dress, fit wonderfully
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
October 27, 2014
Gorgeous-lace/beading details make it feel expensive. Feared was matronly but complete showstopper!
Currently 20lbs over normal weight so was unsure what size I would be - went with size 2, was snug, fitted but not uncomfortable and fit my small bust better than size 4 . The size 4 had slight bunching on hips even though I carry most of my weight in rear and thighs. Fabric has slight give, you may need help hooking and zipping. Classy and conservative - wore to a veterans' fundraiser. Comfortable to wear, beading slightly itchy.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 29, 2014
Wore this to a wedding and received compliments throughout the night, beautiful!
Runs tighter in the waist and a little looser up top, and I'm a 34D, but otherwise a great fit. Not too short, not too long, was perfect for a wedding. I felt feminine and sophisticated and fun. Exactly what I wanted!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 52
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
July 24, 2014
Beautiful deep blue stand-out!
Feminine, orgeous lace sheath hugs my curves and remains tastefully classic! It fit true to size and skimed a couple inches above the knee. Wore it with nude patent kitten heels. Felt wonderfully beautiful in it! Another successful RTR experience-I'm hooked!
StashaNovember 3, 2014
You look great!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 7, 2014
I've rented 10+ dresses from RTR. This one was my favorite. Perfect for South Asian wedding
I had originally wanted the yellow version, but settled on the blue. Everything about this dress is gorgeous and subtle. the sparkle, the lace, the illusion neckline. I had people coming up to me and seeing it was the most beautiful guest dress at a 200+ party. It was a South Asian wedding so I wanted it to be a bit more conservative. Also my fiance's parents were guests at the wedding so I didn't want to show cleavage. My future mother in law described it as the absolutely perfect dress for this wedding. I don't think it of as matronly- it really hit curves in all the right places and never felt more elegant. I wish I owned this dress! the only negative was the tight arms, (I almost wore the 8)- it just limited my Bollywood dance move ;) RENT THIS DRESS!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 9, 2014
didn't end up wearing up
the nude colored tulle-like fabric at the neckline didn't quite match my skin tone and looked odd. the dress also ran a bit tight.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
November 10, 2014
This dress was ordered a size big to be safe and still did not fit.
This dress was not true to size and did not fit at all.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 53
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 114lbs
November 14, 2014
Stunning and a little different
Beautiful silhouette, very interesting illusion neckline. I had the pin the back of the collar with a safety pin for a better fit, but my hair covered it so that was no problem. I got many compliments, including from two of the people who were working at the gala who see a lot of dresses and aren't normally moved to comment on guests' dresses! Really enjoyed wearing this.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 26
November 27, 2014
love!
Such a beautiful dress and extremely well made. I originally rented the 6 because that's all that was available but it was too tight. I called and they shipped me the size 8 right away. The detail is so gorgeous and the bride kept telling me how much she loved my dress.
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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
November 28, 2014
GORGEOUS dress but only my "back-up" size (4) arrived, which was too small to wear. Broken-hearted.
Beautiful dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
December 3, 2014
Wore this to opening night of The Nutcracker ballet. Formality was perfect.
The dress was very tight around my rib cage, and very form fitting. Took a while to get comfortable but loves the lace and sleeves.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 129lbs
December 5, 2014
This dress is beautiful. Afternoon wedding and evening recn- this worked perfectly.
I am busty, and there's no 'give' in the fabric. Also, note you will need either a strapless bra or another solution. I got TONS of compliments. I wish I could afford to own this!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 8, 2014
runs big
This dress is classy and cute, but when actually on, its big. i usually wear size 4, and when i got a size 4, it was big around my waist and the top part ran big too. i would definitely recommend getting a size DOWN from what you're used to getting
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
December 12, 2014
Stunning dress, fit nicely.
I ordered sz 4 and had sz 2 as alternative but size 2 fitted much better! It looked stunning and fitted like a glove!
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
January 13, 2015
It ran small, didn't look quite right.
Would be perfect for a smaller person.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 119lbs
February 27, 2015
Elegant and flattering
This designer knows how to make a woman feel feminine and gorgeous! Great for the afternoon mid-summer garden gala that I attended. I felt elegant and beautiful!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
April 3, 2015
Perfect for the occasion and I got plenty of compliments.
The dress fit very well and looked great on. As noted by other reviewers, it doesn't stretch at all so you want to get the right size. I was concerned it would be tight in the bust but it wasn't and I was able to wear a strapless bra with it.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
April 7, 2015
Huge hit!
The dress fit like a glove! I ordered a size 0 and 2 since I vary depending on the dress and the 0 fit perfectly. I was afraid of the length since I am so short but it worked out well! The dress was a hit and I would definitely recommend it!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
April 13, 2015
I felt great in the dress
The dress was beautiful and classy. I received so many compliments on it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
14
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 160lbs
April 20, 2015
Gorgeous dress, horrible zipper
This dress was a beautiful style and color- perfect for a very conservative wedding I attended. However, the zipper was a nightmare. You definitely cannot zip it up on your own. At first, I thought it was just too small of a size. I tried on the larger size and that one had the same issue. My husband and a friend had to zip me into the smaller size, which was tight in the rib cage at first ( I am a 38DDD) but the dress for beautifully after everything was in place and I received endless compliments all night
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
May 3, 2015
I rented this dress for my son's first communion. It was perfect ! Fits true to size. Delicate.
Lovely navy blue. Elegant. Delicate. Great for any event day or night. I ordered 2 and 4. Ended up using size 2. True to size. Hugs the body but it's not tight
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